Shift

Switch between Gmail accounts like a boss.

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Tobyn Sowden — CEO @ Redbrick
Hello Product Hunters, and thank you @awilkinson for hunting Shift!

We built Shift with people who rely on multiple Gmail accounts and G-Suite apps like Docs, Drive and Calendar - for both personal and business purposes - in mind. In particular, those that love the Gmail web interface!

One of the biggest pain points they face is constantly needing to toggle between all of these accounts. Shift ends that nightmare with one beautiful solution.

Here are Shift’s best features:

- Access Multiple Gmail/Inbox Accounts
- Easily Switch Between Mail, Calendar & Drive
- Cross-Platform Support for Windows, Mac, and Linux
- Native Desktop Notifications
- Support for Outlook.com

With Pro, you can add unlimited accounts, across Gmail and Outlook. Shift Basic is completely free, and allows you to access up to two Gmail accounts.

The good news? Every Product Hunter gets a free 90 day trial of Shift Pro! To redeem yours, make sure to click through to our website directly from here. Hint: Once you have downloaded Shift, check back in the comments below for a secret coupon code. The first one hundred customers to use the code in-app will get Shift Pro free for an entire year!

Thanks for checking out Shift - we are excited to hear what you think!

PS: I am putting my CEO cap on, and looking at opportunities to grow Shift. I am considering spinning it out to do just that. Right now, I am interested in chatting with highly motivated individuals that believe they could take Shift to the next level as CEO. I am also open to investors that would like to participate in that spin out. If you can help with either of those, directly, or indirectly, please feel free to email me: tobyn.sowden@rdbrck.com.
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Tobyn Sowden — CEO @ Redbrick
For those of you interested in sharing Shift with your friends, family, and colleagues - make sure you check out our referral program! You can share the Shift out of your unique referral code.. found in the app (Shift > Settings > Invite Friends). Have fun and #GetShiftDone!
Adithya Shreshti — Founder of Startuposphere
@tobyns Been a beta user, linked around 4-5 accounts. I like the seamless way of navigating between Gmail, Drive and Calendar.

Con - If I want to view any file from my Google Drive, it launches my default browser that redirects me to Google's sign-in page, asking me to sign-in in order to view the file. Can't this happen within this app? I haven't tried the update, thus I am asking here.

The other similar apps that I use are Franz / Manageyum and Clean Google Calendar.
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Tobyn Sowden — CEO @ Redbrick
@adithya Thanks for using Shift! Appreciate your feedback. We're considering including Docs & Sheets additionally so that this doesn't happen.
Adithya Shreshti — Founder of Startuposphere
@tobyns Awesome. Thanks for mentioning it here.
@tobyns to increase adoption, I'd also recommend a landing page where accounts can be created without having to download the software to create an account.
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Tobyn Sowden — CEO @ Redbrick
@brucekraftjr uhhhh that's an amazing idea!! 👏 will work that into the next big release.
@tobyns since I missed out on the "first100" promo code since there was no way to create an account from a webpage, is there I could still try that out for a year? ? I've downloaded the client, and it looks AND RUNS great so far
Leonardo Faria — Webdeveloper
@tobyns i am using a mac dark theme and your icon doesn't appear in the menubar. all the rest is awesome.

ps. i live in vancouver :)
Andreas Duess — CCO, Nourish Food Marketing
@tobyns @adithya I'd say that's essential. Kiwi, while it has too many windows, does a good job at opening everything with no hassle.
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Nadia Tatlow — Marketing @nadiatatlow
@brucekraftjr @tobyns Try the coupon code...we have a few spots open 😉
Chris Morrell — CEO, InterNACHI
@tobyns My muscle memory from Slack and others makes me want to switch between accounts with ⌘1 ⌘2 etc. Any chance you'd allow for that as an option?
@nadia_tatlow @tobyns just did and i LOVE it. Do you guys plan to offer / integrate more google services into shift? LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Its open all the time on my mac :)
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Nadia Tatlow — Marketing @nadiatatlow
@brucekraftjr @tobyns Yahoo! You're a Shift power user already. Lots of exciting features planned for early 2017 and we will consider additional Google services 😎Thanks for your support!
@inxilpro @tobyns Ooh, good suggestion! I'd love to see this.
Gady — CTO, Rubysoft
@tobyns @awilkinson @rdbrck why does Shift requests permission to read my emails?
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Tobyn Sowden — CEO @ Redbrick
@gaaady we request these permissions in order to enable unread counts and notifications, you can read about Shift and OAuth here: https://blog.tryshift.com/privac....
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Tobyn Sowden — CEO @ Redbrick
@inxilpro This is already supported! Also: double click on account to return to mail view, option+cmd+left/right to switch views and option+cmd+up/down to switch accounts.
Chris Morrell — CEO, InterNACHI
@tobyns I don't see any way to configure the keyboard commands at all. ⌘1 takes me to Mail, ⌘2 to Calendar, etc. There's no way to change it as far as I can tell.
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Tobyn Sowden — CEO @ Redbrick
@leozera this is a known bug and we have a ticket to address it, hopefully released by end of January (FYI - @papafouche).
Gady — CTO, Rubysoft
@tobyns you really should consider making it optional. i don't think unread counts are worth the privacy risk
Deepesh C — Designer, Harvee Designs
@leozera @tobyns I second that
Evan Petrack — People Researcher; Loves GIS & Data
@tobyns @awilkinson @rdbrck Hey team, loving shift so far but encountering a few issues now!
1) My unread count is stuck at 42 for my primary account
2) When I installed on ym work destop, it forced my primary account to a "gmail" inbox, but I had it set as an "inbox" inbox
3) How do you remove accounts once added?! Maybe I'm being a fool, but can't find it anywhere
Evan Petrack — People Researcher; Loves GIS & Data
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Tobyn Sowden — CEO @ Redbrick
@petrev01 @awilkinson @rdbrck Evan - sorry for the delay! #1 and #2 are known and intermittent bugs, #3 - you can right click on your account profile icon/avatar and choose delete! :)
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Nadia Tatlow — Marketing @nadiatatlow
Hey Hunters! As promised, we've got a special surprise for the First 100 to pounce 😺

Here’s what you do: Download Shift > head into Settings > click on the Pro tab (in-app) and enter our special discount code. If you’re quick enough, you’ll be automatically credited with Shift Pro for an entire year free.

Ready for it?

Here's the code: First100
*Please note that it is case sensitive!
Reinald Freling — Founder of CocoaMail
@nadia_tatlow I used the code but nothing happened. And I now spent $19.99 I didn't plan to... There should be a way of indicating the coupon code isn't valid anymore or something...
Reinald Freling — Founder of CocoaMail
@nadia_tatlow Is there anyway of cancelling? It says cancel anytime in settings tab but there are no links anywhere to do so.
@nadia_tatlow I'm sorry - your product seems very nice but it feels like a scam when you offer a coupon but I have to enter my credit card details in order to see if I was quick enough. About to uninstall.
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Nadia Tatlow — Marketing @nadiatatlow
@rfreling Thanks for the heads up. Sounds like a little glitch. We would be happy to provide you with a year of Pro for free, and you can cancel at anytime so that it does not renew (unless you change your mind at some point). Just email us at hello@tryshift.com and we will take care of you.
Reinald Freling — Founder of CocoaMail
@mori_baum @nadia_tatlow same here, I feel a bit cheated. Nice product but I simply wanted to use the coupon code, not subscribe for a year.
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Tobyn Sowden — CEO @ Redbrick
@rfreling @mori_baum @nadia_tatlow Sorry folks! That was not our intention at all. We expected the payment form to let you know if the coupon was valid or not. When our devs wake up (PST) we'll have them pump out a fix ASAP.
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Tobyn Sowden — CEO @ Redbrick
@rfreling @nadia_tatlow Apologies Reinald, we'll make sure to process your refund today and get your year of Shift Pro for free. We weren't trying to be Shifty at all!
Jack Smith — Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
@rfreling Privacy.com FTW! coupon code worked for me fyi
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Tobyn Sowden — CEO @ Redbrick
@_jacksmith @rfreling Great to hear! Thanks for trying Shift.
Reinald Freling — Founder of CocoaMail
@_jacksmith how did you know the coupon worked? I filled in the coupon field but nothing was indicating it was valid and would give me a free year of Shift use
Jack Smith — Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
@rfreling because I used a lock credit card generated by Privacy.com, which couldn't be charged. and it told me that I have a pro account until Dec 2017 without charging me anything.
Reinald Freling — Founder of CocoaMail
@_jacksmith @tobyns sooooo... potentially, it did worked for me to, just that nothing in the wording indicated I got a free year's worth of use of Shift. Nice trick to use privacy.com. I should have thought of it 🤓
sam hefnawy — Country Manager, Visionary Strategist
@tobyns @rfreling @mori_baum @nadia_tatlow will be waiting for that amend!
Victor Wanders — Business owner
@nadia_tatlow great looking product! i was wondering, what about (current browser) plugin support? for example, we're using streak (snooze) integration.. plugin support = instabuy.
Andreas Duess — CCO, Nourish Food Marketing
@nadia_tatlow Same here. Asking for CC details, not accepting the coupon without them.
Mark Surfas — Chief Product Instigator
@_jacksmith This comment just made my year. I've been looking for a service like this!
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Nadia Tatlow — Marketing @nadiatatlow
@victorwanders Thank you - glad you love it! We are working quickly on this update for the New Year as we know plugin/extension support is 🔥 . Likely on an extension-by-extension basis to start!
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Nadia Tatlow — Marketing @nadiatatlow
@victorwanders Oops - double posted. I think you get the point!
Leonardo Faria — Webdeveloper
@nadia_tatlow so there is no way to use this coupon without inserting a credit card? this is not cool and it doesn't make sense once that i don't know where this credit card information is stored.
Christina Luo — Designer, Fox and Flourish
@nadia_tatlow Is there any way to know if the coupon code worked or not?
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Nadia Tatlow — Marketing @nadiatatlow
@christinavulpes You will receive an email to confirm!
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Nadia Tatlow — Marketing @nadiatatlow
@leozera With the secret coupon code for super quick Hunters, you are only charged at the end of your Pro trial (so, you have all year if you decide to cancel!). We use Stripe to process payments. Stripe is a PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) compliant payment provider. Credit card information is transmitted and processed by Stripe. No sensitive information about your credit card ever reaches our servers and is not stored anywhere in our system
Leonardo Faria — Webdeveloper
@nadia_tatlow thanks for let me know :)
is the coupon still valid?
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Nadia Tatlow — Marketing @nadiatatlow
@surfy @_jacksmith Awesome! We have a sweet referral program as well. Share with 5 friends and you will receive Shift Pro free for an entire year 😊
Nathan Sudds — Founder,ActiveLabs & Coach, Coach.me
@victorwanders @nadia_tatlow @tobyns Same here, looks very interesting but I would be lost without the Gmail addons @activeinbox and @streak for sure.
Shane Barker — Digital Strategist
Great tool and I emailed you guys today with some questions and thanks for FAST response! I tried the code ( First100 ) and I received this message ( Please check your Coupon Code in the form below. ). Have all the 100 spots been claimed? Just curious. @nadia_tatlow
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Nadia Tatlow — Marketing @nadiatatlow
@shane_barker Thank you! We are thrilled to have you on board. All First100 spots have been claimed, but if you can get 5 friends to sign up with your referral link, we will give you Shift Pro free for the year! #youcandoit #GetShiftDone
Shane Barker — Digital Strategist
@nadia_tatlow I will have to use the tool for a bit, see some of the new features and then I will go get the #GetShiftDone Tattoo (full-time advocate)! I do like the tool but I need 3rd party app functionality. I know you guys are going to support this in future releases so I'm excited about that. Continued success my friend!
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Nadia Tatlow — Marketing @nadiatatlow
@shane_barker Anything we can do to expedite that Shift tat 😂. Glad to have you on board!
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